Conservation News

NRD sets Wanahoo’s 2019 entrance fees  By Lisa Brichace

https://www.wahoo-ashland-waverly.com/news/nrd-sets-wanahoo-s-entrance-fees/article_1d9ed1ce-b6a8-11e8-b2de-0f9d9f3297d4.html

 

NRD Watershed Structures Credited With Lowering Flood Impact  BY Doug Kennedy | September 11, 2018

http://kwbe.com/local-news/nrd-watershed-structures-credited-with-lowering-flood-impact/

 

Watershed structures prevent flooding damage in southeastern Nebraska

http://www.1011now.com/content/news/Watershed-structures-prevent-flooding-damage-in-southeastern-Nebraska-492739321.html

 

West Point to host scrap tire collection  Tribune Staff  Aug 16, 2018

https://fremonttribune.com/news/local/west-point-to-host-scrap-tire-collection/article_2e5b8616-0b00-53bd-bfa1-86aba6eeb52e.html

 

Tri-Basin plans Grant Township vote for Dec. 11

https://www.kearneyhub.com/news/agriculture/tri-basin-plans-grant-township-vote-for-dec/article_d1cebfa2-b76a-11e8-a1a0-f39f515b72e1.html

 

Republican River plan seeks balance of water use, supplies  By LORI POTTER  Hub Staff Writer  Aug 15, 2018

https://www.kearneyhub.com/news/agriculture/republican-river-plan-seeks-balance-of-water-use-supplies/article_59e49c12-a0a6-11e8-82d9-7f0b79c55699.html

 

CNPPID renews agreement with Platte River program  Sep 7, 2018

https://www.theindependent.com/agriculture/cnppid-renews-agreement-with-platte-river-program/article_8b08df56-b2f3-11e8-b6af-93f868b4e6c2.html

 

TBNRD DELAYS ACTION ON PHASE 2 DESIGNATION FOR GRANT TOWNSHIP  BY Tri-Basin NRD | September 13, 2018

http://kticradio.com/agricultural/tbnrd-delays-action-on-phase-2-designation-for-grant-township/

 

Water leases will benefit endangered species along Platte River  Telegraph staff reports  Sep 6, 2018

https://www.google.com/search?q=natural+resources+district,+nebraska&rlz=1C1GGRV_enUS751US751&tbm=nws&ei=DMSaW8XTBoPj_Abgv7OQBQ&start=10&sa=N&biw=1536&bih=779&dpr=1.25

 

Editorial: Difficult water negotiations begin in California; Nebraska can provide positive lessons  Editorial staff

https://www.omaha.com/opinion/editorial-difficult-water-negotiations-begin-in-california-nebraska-can-provide/article_fa83f626-1f44-5de3-84ae-57a439678901.html

 

North Platte NRD slashes FY ’19 budget, prop. tax asking

http://www.knopnews2.com/content/news/North-Platte-NRD-slashes-FY-19-budget-prop-tax-asking-493326681.html

Audit faults Nebraska well-driller regulator for lax oversight, fee collection By Paul Hammel / World-Herald BureauAug 31, 2018

https://www.omaha.com/news/nebraska/audit-faults-nebraska-well-driller-regulator-for-lax-oversight-fee/article_8bf528df-f45a-5858-a892-89122d7683f2.html

 

GROUP UNLEASHES $300 MILLION AG INVESTMENT FUND

https://www.agriculture.com/news/business/group-unleashes-300-million-ag-investment-fund

 

Landowners may be eligible for cover crop program through NRD  Lincoln Journal Star  Sep 7, 2018

https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/nebraska/landowners-may-be-eligible-for-cover-crop-program-through-nrd/article_2a74ec88-2220-558e-9dfb-09469e3c3d08.html

 

Central Platte Natural Resources District to improve crane viewing area  By LORI POTTER  Hub Staff Writer  Aug 31, 2018

https://www.kearneyhub.com/news/local/central-platte-natural-resources-district-to-improve-crane-viewing-area/article_154c6628-ad37-11e8-b21b-372c8831bee9.html

 

Saline wetlands open house set for Sept. 12  Lincoln Journal Star  Sep 4, 2018 Updated 1 hr ago

https://journalstar.com/news/local/saline-wetlands-open-house-set-for-sept/article_7d542cbe-6b86-5b0e-bbd1-6aead6698432.html

 

CPNRD agrees to smaller budget to reduce property taxes  by KHGI  Friday, August 31st 2018

https://nebraska.tv/news/local/cpnrd-agrees-to-smaller-budget-to-reduce-property-taxes

 

Nebraska FSA, NRCS team up for Husker Harvest Days information center  Sep 4, 2018

http://www.hpj.com/ag_news/nebraska-fsa-nrcs-team-up-for-husker-harvest-days-information/article_a79ef0f8-b049-11e8-8b13-4f59f696b27c.html

 

Water District Gains Users Over Past 40 Years

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/nebraska/articles/2018-09-01/water-district-gains-users-over-past-40-years

$15M project to reduce flooding along Dead Man’s Run in Lincoln gets initial federal OK    NANCY HICKS Lincoln Journal Star

https://journalstar.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/m-project-to-reduce-flooding-along-dead-man-s-run/article_e67fc40c-4e7a-5185-ad79-4c627bf68303.html

 

Water Ways Exhibit on Display through September 21   BY Emily Barnett | August 28, 2018

http://sandhillsexpress.com/local-news/water-ways-exhibit-on-display-through-september-21/

 

Hate traffic and potholes? Nebraska Senate candidates talk infrastructure By Aaron Sanderford / World-Herald staff writer   Aug 26, 2018

https://www.omaha.com/news/politics/elections/hate-traffic-and-potholes-nebraska-senate-candidates-talk-infrastructure/article_fb7a6937-535d-5c82-9338-dbe1d40e6a77.html

 

Area residents remember Chuck Folsom   TAMMY REAL-MCKEIGHAN News Editor   Aug 27, 2018 Updated 21 hrs ago

https://fremonttribune.com/news/area-residents-remember-chuck-folsom/article_ecf22b77-57bf-5ea6-a9de-2a29049b1e39.html

 

Water on TAPS   By GEORGE HAWS george.haws@nptelegraph.com

https://www.nptelegraph.com/news/local_news/water-on-taps/article_23f1b218-a752-11e8-b03f-c3d7f3a7ca32.html

 

Council member outlines community progress  JERRY PURVIS  Star-Herald  Aug 27, 2018 Updated Aug 27, 2018

https://www.starherald.com/news/local_news/council-member-outlines-community-progress/article_a02c87fe-b8b3-5f86-a4e6-4e1745756339.html

Lower Platte South NRD approves budget that reduces tax levy  Lincoln Journal Star

https://journalstar.com/news/local/lower-platte-south-nrd-approves-budget-that-reduces-tax-levy/article_c46df250-94f7-53dd-8f1d-5dceb75235c6.html

 

Platte-Republican Diversion Project  Lori Potter BH News Service

https://lexch.com/news/platte-republican-diversion-project/article_46732172-a587-11e8-8f88-1f4be3784cbd.html

 

Little Blue NRD locks in irrigation development stay boundaries   Andy Raun  Aug 20, 2018

http://www.hastingstribune.com/news/little-blue-nrd-locks-in-irrigation-development-stay-boundaries/article_77c0f8fc-a2ae-11e8-958a-d3a79048ac12.html

 

Branch off  By JOB VIGIL jvigil@nptelegraph.com

https://www.nptelegraph.com/news/local_news/branch-off/article_aeb4f55a-a684-11e8-a44e-13e6c4f9bef8.html

 

Public hearing ahead on transbasin water permit  By LORI POTTER  Hub Staff Writer  Aug 20, 2018

https://www.kearneyhub.com/news/agriculture/public-hearing-ahead-on-transbasin-water-permit/article_5d6d60cc-a492-11e8-90bc-53428d3394a8.html

 

Potter’s Wheel: Tone on water talks has tempered over the years Lori Potter  Potter’s Wheel  Aug 17, 2018

https://www.kearneyhub.com/opinions/hubopinions/potter-s-wheel-tone-on-water-talks-has-tempered-over/article_7430abd0-a239-11e8-8a08-f7749914c8e6.html

 

Editorial: Nebraska needs to tackle its growing problems with water contamination  Editorial staff  Aug 12, 2018

https://www.omaha.com/opinion/editorial-nebraska-needs-to-tackle-its-growing-problems-with-water/article_cd419af3-4e11-5f65-9dad-404e10b06202.html

 

Eastern Nebraska gears up for poultry production

Producers prepare to raise 2 million broilers weekly for Costco and Lincoln Premium Poultry operation.  Tyler Harris | Aug 03, 2018

https://www.nebraskafarmer.com/livestock/eastern-nebraska-gears-poultry-production?NL=FP-011&Issue=FP-011_20180806_FP-011_155&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_5_b&utm_rid=CPG02000001160320&utm_campaign=30031&utm_medium=email&elq2=7e3c9995cc1b407cad54698a2911290a

 

Kansas warns move by Nebraska may expose Milford, Lovewell reservoirs to invasive fish species

http://www.cjonline.com/sports/20180811/kansas-warns-move-by-nebraska-may-expose-milford-lovewell-reservoirs-to-invasive-fish-species

 

Is there enough to share? Omaha’s MUD tests possibility of selling water to Lincoln  By Aaron Sanderford / World-Herald staff writer  Aug 13, 2018

https://www.omaha.com/money/is-there-enough-to-share-omaha-s-mud-tests-possibility/article_f2569731-383d-5d05-8893-8e23b0fe47d2.html

 

The GREATEST STORY NEVER TOLD  POSTED ON AUGUST 1, 2018 BY LARRY WHITELEY

http://www.sharetheoutdoors.com/2018/08/01/the-greatest-story-never-told/#.W2HsfCK0c_N.facebook

 

Nebraska Supreme Court dismisses appeal of LRNRD penalties  By LORI POTTER  Hub Staff Writer  Aug 10, 2018

https://www.kearneyhub.com/news/agriculture/nebraska-supreme-court-dismisses-appeal-of-lrnrd-penalties/article_35659990-9cb4-11e8-a0f1-9b13dce6dda5.html

 

City Wide Clean-Up is underway and going strong  By Robert Pore

robert.pore@theindependent.com  Aug 8, 2018

https://www.theindependent.com/news/local/city-wide-clean-up-is-underway-and-going-strong/article_56d90b3a-9b73-11e8-9286-1b9e179640d1.html

 

South Platte NRD July 2018 Board of Directors Meeting  POSTED:   08/07/2018 09:36:18 AM MDT | UPDATED:   7 DAYS AGO

http://www.julesburgadvocate.com/ci_32055164/south-platte-nrd-july-2018-board-directors-meeting

 

Does 2,659 local govts.really give us control?  John Kuehn

Nebraska View  Aug 7, 2018

https://www.kearneyhub.com/opinions/otheropinions/does-local-govts-really-give-us-control/article_bc604382-9a4d-11e8-b2b6-7b4811d47d7b.html

 

So much soil to heal, so little time  By Bill Spiegel  Aug 6, 2018

http://www.hpj.com/opinion/so-much-soil-to-heal-so-little-time/article_4ab8c472-95b9-11e8-8c19-371dfcca5a31.html

NRD says ‘yes’ to Sutton and Cordova  By Steve Moseley   Jul 31, 2018

https://www.yorknewstimes.com/news/nrd-says-yes-to-sutton-and-cordova/article_fa6e7eec-9470-11e8-aa30-c357c6037293.html

 

PANHANDLE PERSPECTIVE: Service to ag, extension recognized   Jul 29, 2018

https://www.starherald.com/farm_ranch/extension/panhandle-perspective-service-to-ag-extension-recognized/article_800f87ef-10d6-5c95-b91c-0fa00d8246e2.html

 

Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality Warns Lake Goers of Toxic Algae  BY Rashaad Vann | July 30, 2018

http://sandhillsexpress.com/local-news/toxic-algae-spreads-in-willow-creek-lake-reservoirs/

 

State Department draft says Keystone XL would have little effect on Nebraska’s water, land  By Paul Hammel / World-Herald Bureau  Jul 31, 2018

https://www.omaha.com/news/nebraska/state-department-draft-says-keystone-xl-would-have-little-effect/article_bea46877-c8cd-59ed-a95b-be7357795f8e.html

 

Government officials encouraged to register for climate, water workshop

https://ianrnews.unl.edu/government-officials-encouraged-register-climate-water-workshop

A clean Shell Creek   Daily News editorial

Jul 16, 2018  (0)

http://norfolkdailynews.com/blogs/a-clean-shell-creek/article_97f19e40-88f7-11e8-90f8-b320baeccfa9.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

 

Ricketts proclaims “Celebrate Nebraska Water Month”

  • Jul 14, 2018

https://www.theindependent.com/agriculture/ricketts-proclaims-celebrate-nebraska-water-month/article_ec9ed12c-86d8-11e8-b769-fb28fb5a2b74.html

 

Low-level helicopter flights returning to region

  • JAMES FARRELL Fremont Tribune

https://fremonttribune.com/news/local/low-level-helicopter-flights-returning-to-region/article_15cb5ed8-e5e4-535a-8f96-773f31ab1783.html

 

Wild Bird Habitat owner shares passion with customers and community

  • JODI FUSON For the Lincoln Journal Star
  • Jul 9, 2018

https://journalstar.com/news/local/wild-bird-habitat-owner-shares-passion-with-customers-and-community/article_67bb27d8-3241-5e24-a584-5778073fd689.html

 

Husker-led research team to examine irrigation’s role in precipitation

https://ianrnews.unl.edu/husker-led-research-team-examine-irrigations-role-precipitation

 

Board OKs additional dredging for Crystal Lake near Ayr

  • Andy Raun
  • Jul 13, 2018 Updated Jul 13, 2018

http://www.hastingstribune.com/news/board-oks-additional-dredging-for-crystal-lake-near-ayr/article_cd10d370-85ff-11e8-afac-931aa579d59b.html

 

State looking to move three departments to one location, possibly two

https://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/state-looking-to-move-three-departments-to-one-location-possibly/article_712cf2a2-0465-5b6c-b761-51fa952a550a.html

 

Cooperative effort cleans up creek

https://www.nebraskafarmer.com/conservation/cooperative-effort-cleans-creek

 

Tax policy directly linked to spending

John Kuehn

https://www.kearneyhub.com/opinions/otheropinions/tax-policy-directly-linked-to-spending/article_360a6ece-94d1-11e8-a353-4fb54ab545f6.html

 

Dakota County boasts budding state recreation area

  • By Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley

NebraskaLand Magazine/Nebraska Game and Parks

  • 3 hrs ago

http://norfolkdailynews.com/news/dakota-county-boasts-budding-state-recreation-area/article_f83c6d68-94cb-11e8-8cd7-cfdea62e95c0.html

 

Ricketts proclaims “Celebrate Nebraska Water Month”

  • Jul 14, 2018

https://www.kearneyhub.com/news/agriculture/latest/ricketts-proclaims-celebrate-nebraska-water-month/article_b01c350f-21ef-5df1-a3b2-c40c8f340632.html

 

Seeking answers to N-CORPE water usage

  • Mike Groene

Nebraska View

  • Jul 24, 2018

https://www.kearneyhub.com/opinions/otheropinions/seeking-answers-to-n-corpe-water-usage/article_54f1fd66-8f4f-11e8-8b6e-d3f00b01bd13.html

 

Onnen closing out 41-year career with LBNRD

  • Andy Raun
  • Jul 19, 2018

https://www.google.com/search?q=natural+resources+districts+nebraska&rlz=1C1GGRV_enUS751US751&source=lnms&tbm=nws&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiQg8Tj78ncAhVBvVMKHdZNC4UQ_AUICygC&biw=1536&bih=779

Central Platte Natural Resources District slashes $4.6M off budget   By LORI POTTER  Hub Staff Writer

https://www.kearneyhub.com/news/agriculture/central-platte-natural-resources-district-slashes-m-off-budget/article_434dbf58-7bb5-11e8-8ff5-77161162f7a2.html

 

CPNRD OKs engineering study of repairs for two crane viewing sites By LORI POTTER  Hub Staff Writer

https://www.kearneyhub.com/news/local/cpnrd-oks-engineering-study-of-repairs-for-two-crane-viewing/article_e18a5334-7bb5-11e8-88a4-63f3a6499f7b.html

 

NRD considers Riverfront Trail project

http://norfolkdailynews.com/news/nrd-considers-riverfront-trail-project/article_a58dfad4-7ba6-11e8-9258-433d67dc5129.html

 

7 NRDs join together under one water management plan

http://nebraska.tv/news/local/7-nrds-join-together-under-one-water-management-plan

 

Omaha World Herald. June 22, 2018

Lake Flanagan opens up new recreational opportunities for Omaha

https://www.thestate.com/news/business/article213780789.html

 

State board provides financing to communities’ water systems  By Bob Mercer State Capitol Bureau

https://www.capjournal.com/news/state-board-provides-financing-to-communities-water-systems/article_a6b8608e-7b47-11e8-9eda-ab943fee4312.html

 

30 of Lincoln’s most influential men  Jun 22, 2018

https://journalstar.com/news/local/of-lincoln-s-most-influential-men/collection_33650b21-9d6b-5b3f-9744-015ab4529466.html#30

 

KETV-TV [ABC 7]
Hundreds celebrate grand opening of Flanagan Lake in Northwest Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. Flanagan Lake, located on 168th and Fort streets, is officially open to the public.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with guest speakers Mayor Jean Stothert, Pipio- MISSOURI NRD General Manager John Winkler, Pipio- MISSOURI NRD Directors Chairman David Klug, City of Omaha Parks and Rec.
To continue the celebration, the park is kicking off the DAM Fun contest.
CEDAR CO. NEWS Wednesday, Jun 27
Helicopter to make low-level flights over northern Knox, Cedar, and Dixon counties

According to Katie Cameron, coordinator of Eastern Nebraska Water Resource Assessment, the flights will improve our understanding of the available ground water resource and potential ground water /surface water connections in an area of the state made more complex by the presence of glacial deposits.
Past flights information is available on the ENWRA website under the “2016 AEM” tab.
WOWT-TV [NBC 6] Wednesday, Jun 27
High water shuts down access to the Elkhorn River

High water shuts down access to the ELKHORN RIVER OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) Due to the recent rains and the extraordinarily high water on the ELKHORN RIVER all of the ELKHORN RIVER Access Sites (Elkhorn Crossing, West Maple and Graske) will be closed until further notice. This includes the week of the 4th…
KPTM-TV [FOX 42]
Elkhorn river access sites closed until further notice

The Papio NATURAL RESOURCES DISTRICT closed all the access sites to the ELKHORN RIVER Wednesday due to the recent rains and the extraordinarily high water.
Those are located at Elkhorn Crossing, West Maple Road, and Graske Crossing.